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Tignes Le Lac

Set next to the beautiful Tignes lake with lots of slopeside accomodation

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Tignes Le Lac sits just next to the beautiful big Tignes lake. It is made up of an array of high rise apartment blocks and hotels with a few traditional chalets dotted around.

One of the best things about Le Lac is its fantastic location to the ski slopes. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that will welcome you in from the winter cold for lunch, dinner or just a bit of apres-ski fun. 

Although it is not the most picturesque of resorts the excellent slopeside location of Tignes Le Lac makes it a popular place to stay and you can choose from a number of apartments, hotels or a few catered chalets to stay in.

Tignes Le Lac is a bustling part of the Tignes resort and you are sure to enjoy a winter or summer holiday when staying here. 

History & Culture in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

Le Lac is the oldest of the Tignes villages, it was where Tignes was relocated after the original village was purposefully flooded for the dam. It is divided into two main areas one on the Rue de la Poste and the other on Le Lac Rosset and remains one of the main hubs of the Tignes resort, along with Tignes Val Claret.

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Sights & Attractions in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

Tignespace and Le Lagon offer a multitude of different sports and swimming once you're in resort and, on the way up to resort, you can't fail to miss the impressive Tignes dam which has featured on TV shows like "Les Revenants".

Things to Do in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

In winter with quick and easy access to the whole Espace Killy ski area and an abundance of ski-in, ski-out accommodation options you can be out the door and skiing in just a few short minutes. Le Lac is an extremely popular resort for this reason, but it also has plenty else to offer for those who do not fancy venturing out onto the slopes. The beautiful and picturesque lake freezes over in the winter and you can meander across it and enjoy the wonderful snowy mountain scenery (although check it is safe before setting off!), and there are lots of alternative winter activities to do.

In the summer the mountains turn from white to green and with plenty of sunshine, there is lots to do. There are a whole host of summer activities that are perfect for groups, families and individuals. Tignes Le Lac has great access to the ski lifts and in the summer you can whizz up the mountain and enjoy a range of walking and hiking routes or the mountain biking trails that Tignes is famous for in the summertime. You can also hop on the free bus service and be at the Grande Motte in Tignes Val Claret for some summer skiing on the glacier in just a few short minutes.

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Dining in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

You can enjoy some lovely traditional Savoyard restaurants or choose from the more modern restaurants in Tignes Le Lac.

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Nightlife in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

For a pre-dinner aperitif you can head to a number of bars for a warming glass of wine.

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Chalets in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

There is a good selection of chalets to choose from in Le Lac, from tour operator run to privately run. 

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Apartments in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

There are literally hundreds of apartments to choose from in Tignes, sleeping groups large and small.

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Hotels in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet

There is a lot of choice in the centre of Tignes for hotels, more so than any of the smaller surrounding villages.

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